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involved and taking sides, like egypt, friend of hamas, and the united states, which tonight is sending naval vessels offshore in case americans need to get out of there. it has been another day of explosions and air raid sirens. it remains a situation on the edge. we have two reports tonight. our richard engel is in gaza, we want to begin, though, with martin fletcher in tel aviv. >> reporter: good evening, they met on the agenda escalating in gaza and a possible ground invasion. the militants are challenging israel, by firing rockets where they never fired them before. a complete surprise, jerusalem, israel's capital, was attacked for the first time today. this picture on the internet, two rockets fired from gaza fell harmlessly outside the city. tel aviv, too, for the second time in two days in two days, the second time the rocket fell in the sea. hamas showing its back has not been broken. there is no rest for the south, either, even while burying the dead from yesterday's raid that killed three people. mourners went into panic, at yet another siren warning for yet another rocket at
of the new arab spring balance of power, the muslim brotherhood in egypt, to leverage that possibility. israel. israel has been watching for the last six to nine months hamas bringing in longer and longer range missiles from iran. i think they saw this as an opportunity of necessity to take those out, missiles that can now hit tel aviv and jerusalem. egypt. this is a real problem for egypt. you have a new government there that needs money from the united states. they don't want to be caught in a struggle between israel and the palestinians. for iran, this is a godsend. it takes world attention off their nuclear program and puts pressure on all the more moderate forces in the arab world, puts them at the head. and lastly, syria, couldn't be a better day for bashar al assad. takes all the attention officer ya. no one is looking at the murderous campaign of assad against his own people. >> andrea mitchell, the diplomacy for president obama about to start a second term with all of the problems in the middle east. he's in bangkok this morning. he talked about his support for israel. >> ther
and in egypt. in tunisia, for the win minister was here in gaza. yesterday the egyptian prime minister here. hamas is a division of the muslim brotherhood. the egyptian president is now from the muslim brotherhood. hamas is counting on this arab solidarity, this new playing field to significantly change the balance of power between the hamas militants who clearly don't have the kind of weapons that israel has, but they think now they will have broader political support, not from just the new arab government but also from the newly empowered arab streets. >> how nervous is this making the united states? given the arab support and the tenuous support from the arab brotherhood, is israel been encouraged to show restraint in this case? >> i think the united states is asking all parties to show restraint. the president, according to reports, has spoken with the egyptian president, he has spoken to the israelis. it's in israel's interest. it's in egypt's interests, the united states interests to tamp this down. it is not, however, in hamas' interests. hamas' strategy is to inspire the revolutiona
so much. >>> and now but turn to the middle east with talks scheduled in egypt on a possible cease fire. but hamas militants in gaza are still firing rockets into israel, and the palestinian death toll from israeli attacks increases. nbc's stephanie gosk is live this morning in tel aviv for us. stephanie, what can you tell us? >> good morning, veronica. the violence has been intense over the last 24 hours. no sign of it letting up, even as those talks are on going in cairo. so far today, 40 rockets have been launched out of gaza into israel. 33 have fallen. there are no injuries even though two of the rockets, one hit a school and one hit a house, damaging it significantly. the same can't be said on the gaza side. you know, this effort began with the israeli defense forces hitting things like storage facilities and rocket launchers. they've expanded that operation to include the homes of hamas leaders. that has led to a number of civilian casualties, both today and the worst attack on sunday that killed 12 people in one building, a two-story building. ten people from the same famil
with the hopes of brokering a truce and sending a message to palestinians. egypt is standing by the people of gaza in their pain, he said. people took advantage of the relative lull in violence to stock up on whatever they could. since israel began attacks, getting food has become harder and more expensive this man tells me, but the ceasefire didn't hold. israel announced on twitter hamas hadn't stopped firing into southern israel, and israel fired into gaza where the death toll is 19, including five children. the latest violence exploded when they fired the chief thursday, a barrage of rockets and missiles. israeli air force calling out precision strikes. in crowded gaza, the civilians bear the brunt. this child, son of a local bbc technician was 11 months old when he was killed by an israeli air strike. savannah, we've been speaking to palestinians here, and the sense they have is fear and anxiety. they're extremely afraid of what could be coming next on the horizon. the focus is what is it going to take to break the impact between the palestinian fax and the israeli government. so far,
programs and said benghazi was a copycat attack after protests in egypt. >> what happened in benghazi was in fact initially a spontaneous reaction to what had just transpired hours before in cairo. >> reporter: tuesday rice acknowledged there was no protest in benghazi, but she blamed the cia, as she did last week. >> i relied solely and squarely on the information provided to me by the intelligence community. i made clear that the information was preliminary. >> reporter: acting cia director mike morel accompanied rice tuesday, in effect her wing man, but it didn't help. >> i'm more troubled today knowing, having met with the acting director of the cia and ambassador rice. >> reporter: both senator kelly ayotte and senator lindsey graham threatened to block rice's nomination. rice did persuade one senator. >> she said what she believed was true, and she was under no political influence from the white house. >> reporter: but joe lieberman is quitting the senate and won't have a vote rice and president obama are closer than he and the iconic hillary clinton. the president has made it c
this month. >>> renewed fears this morning that egypt could be on the verge of a second popular revolution as mohamed morsi addresses the nation today calling for unity. nationwide protests have turned violent and even deadly as demonstrators blast morsi's decree last week that gave him virtually absolute power. >>> the united nations is set to recognize palestine as a state today with overwhelming support from the general assembly. the palestinians will ask for recognition as a non-member state. a similar designation is held by the vatican. but israel and the u.s. are opposed to the bid, saying it violates peace accords. >>> yet another arrest this morning for lindsay lohan. the troubled starlet was charged with assault around 4:00 a.m. in manhattan. she allegedly punched another woman in the face at a new york city nightclub. the other woman was not arrested and was not taken to the hospital. >>> and now let's head to wall street. cnbc's mary thompson is at the new york stock exchange. good morning to you, mary. >>> good morning, there's growing optimism that a budget deal will be reach
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